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John Rice

Senior Director, Partner Community, Intermedia

John RiceJohn Rice, senior director, partner community at Intermedia, is a computer industry channel sales and marketing executive with more than 25 years of experience in distribution, technology sales, channel management and professional services.

From 1982 to 1993, Rice owned and managed Business Systems Management, a value-added reseller business. He also has served as director of channel sales and marketing for Intelligent Electronics and vice president of SMB sales and marketing at MicroAge.  At Intelligent Electronics, he founded the industry’s first VAR community, Business Technology Centers, which later became The VentureTech Network. He is a member of the Ingram Micro VentureTech Hall of Fame.

On the manufacturer side, Rice held the position of national channel sales and marketing manager at Gateway Computers.

Most recently, Rice served as a partner and vice president of channel sales and marketing at Zlago a cloud computing services provider.  Zlago was acquired by Intermedia in 2011.

He has been active in CompTIA during his entire career and participated in the IT Services and Support Community for a number of years before turning his attention to the Cloud Community.

Rice is a U.S. Army Corp of Engineers reserve officer and a Vietnam veteran.  He is a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow and has been involved in community service throughout his career.